How Comfortable Are You Leading Teams In The Hybrid World?

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How Comfortable Are You Leading Teams In The Hybrid World?

Every manager will be making a transition from managing teams remotely to managing them in the Hybrid work environment. It is important to gauge how ready are you for this. Take this quiz and find out your score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your group is having trouble deciding when everyone should come in to office 
    • A. 

      You try to make everyone feel comfortable by asking them questions regarding their work  and home schedules

    • B. 

      Ask everyone to choose and let majority win in deciding the schedule

    • C. 

      You go on with the agenda and tell everyone, when they have to come in as you cannot lose time discussing personal schedules

  • 2. 
    You need to develop and apply a new delivery strategy, so you
    • A. 

      Draw up the strategy yourself as I know best the processes that need to be followed and then tell it to the team

    • B. 

      Tell your team what the challenge is and ask for suggestions on how to meet it defining the goal

    • C. 

      Hand over the project to your team members and ask them to come back with a plan to see if we can change the delivery

  • 3. 
    You have a new starter in your team, so you
    • A. 

      Let him/her discover the best way of working by assigning a buddy 

    • B. 

      Invite him/her into team collaborative meetings and asking them their areas of interest while assigning them a buddy

    • C. 

      Give him/her very specific and small tasks to complete and ask them to be available to you all times incase you need to assign more work 

  • 4. 
    Your team is working well and relations among members are very positive. You feel somewhat unsure about the group regards to punctuality during team meetings
    • A. 

      Let it pass over as long as it is nothing major in regards to important meetings

    • B. 

      Bring it up gently in a discussion as such issues need to be brought up

    • C. 

      Bring it up to relevant team members in a 1-on-1

  • 5. 
    You have noticed that a team member of yours often takes Fridays off without explanation. You think they are doing so because
    • A. 

      He/she is probably going out with friends

    • B. 

      He/she is not interested in work and hence they often feel the need to take Fridays off

    • C. 

      He/she may have some personal work and in any case if the leaves are available they have a right to take them

  • 6. 
    You have assigned some new work to a team member
    • A. 

      You give overall directions and leave it to the team member to work on it  

    • B. 

      You feel the need to give details of exactly how it needs to be done and by when it needs to be done 

    • C. 

      You give directions and ask for updates every day

  • 7. 
    Your team member has some personal issues with other team members regarding coming to office
    • A. 

      You enquire about it in a casual but concerned manner to understand the issue

    • B. 

      You ask him about the issues so that you can help solve them being there personally to ensure everything is ok 

    • C. 

      You stick to work and ask if any tasks need to be reassigned due to the personal exigency 

  • 8. 
    Your team member is unhappy with the work assigned and wants to do something else due to scheduling and coming to office
    • A. 

      You let him/her know that is not possible due to the lack of skill sets and convince them to do the work assigned and help reschedule 

    • B. 

      You ask him/her to build the skills required so that they can take on new type of work while helping them reschedule 

    • C. 

      You ignore the remark and continue giving more relevant work as per the skills 

  • 9. 
    Your team wants you to push the deadline saying the time lines are not viable as there were a few team members who were on leave that week due to ill health
    • A. 

      You tell them there will be no renegotiating with the client

    • B. 

      You ask them why and what is possible then renegotiating with the client

    • C. 

      You explain to them how it can be done 

  • 10. 
    In planning meetings you often 
    • A. 

      Include the team from inception to get ideas about feasibility

    • B. 

      Include them for details so that they can give their input

    • C. 

      Include them only for necessary items 

  • 11. 
    The project requires rework. You address this with your team by 
    • A. 

      Telling them the timelines and reasons of the rework 

    • B. 

      Telling them the details that need to be reworked 

    • C. 

      Giving them the benefits of the rework as well as reasons

  • 12. 
    Your team is complaining of being overworked
    • A. 

      You ask them to Take 5 while saying its ok for them to do so but as a manager you yourself will have to work 12 hours a day 

    • B. 

      You ask them if they need to reschedule some tasks for the day and Take 5

    • C. 

      You  encourage them to Take 5 and also do an stress busting activity 

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